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SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

Joel Vaughn

July 2, 2019

SANDAG and San Diego County are putting the pieces together for a public transit system that’s a practical, alluring alternative to the congested highway, but it may be many years in the making.

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Lauren J. Mapp

June 28, 2019

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.

Roasters brewing up artisan coffee movement in North County

Roasters brewing up artisan coffee movement in North County

Lauren J. Mapp

November 21, 2018

Coffee has long been a major component of American breakfasts, but in recent years, a great number of small specialty coffee roasters have popped up in San Diego County, including Encinitas and Carlsbad.

Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Cameron Niven

August 21, 2018

On Aug. 7, Scripps Institution of Oceanography measured the sea-surface temperature of local waters at 79 degrees, which was the highest temperature taken in the 102 years since the institute started taking measurements. Some beaches, such as Solana Beach, recorded water temperatures up to 81 degrees, according to reports. Why are these ocean water temperatures so high? How long are they going to last? How often are they going to arrive? How could they affect future storms and climate?

Leucadia Streetscape plans remain in place, but concerns still loom

Leucadia Streetscape plans remain in place, but concerns still loom

Linus Smith

July 11, 2018

After more than a decade, the city of Encinitas aims to begin construction of the Leucadia Streetscape Project in October, pending full approval of the project plans from the California Coastal Commission, anticipated in August.

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

Meghan Lanigan

March 23, 2018

Cranes sit on either side of Interstate 5 at the Manchester Avenue exit and orange netting outlines the area where vegetation has been cleared at San Elijo Lagoon. There is hardly any water in the back basins, the lagoon lacks greenery, and if one did not know better, it might look like the lagoon is in trouble. However, all is as it should be, according to Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Reluctance, questions shadow Encinitas council vote to approve districts

Reluctance, questions shadow Encinitas council vote to approve districts

Roman S. Koenig

November 21, 2017

A division of Encinitas into electoral districts led to a divided vote among the City Council on Nov. 15 in favor of moving forward with the plan.

Encinitas opting for an electoral divide

Encinitas opting for an electoral divide

Lauren J. Mapp

August 31, 2017

Following the receipt of a demand letter from Malibu law firm Shenkman & Hughes, the Encinitas City Council decided unanimously Aug. 30 to move forward with developing a districting process for the City Council election system.

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

Meghan Lanigan

October 20, 2016

Of the protected lagoons affected by the North Coast Corridor Project along Interstate 5, work around San Elijo Lagoon is taking a different approach.

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